Man dead, suspect in custody, after shooting in Kennett
KENNETT (AP) — A man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a fatal shooting in the southeast Missouri town of Kennett.
The shooting happened early Sunday. The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that the suspect, 29-year-old Josue Rivera, was later found in Memphis, Tennessee, and taken into custody.
Rivera is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is being held without bond.
Officers were called to a report of shots fired around 1 a.m. Sunday and found Francisco Mendez bleeding and unresponsive, with a large crowd nearby. Mendez was taken to a Kennett hospital, where he later died.
Police have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.